Welcome to the State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZND) Website
The primary duty of the Board is to protect the public through the regulation of the practice of naturopathic medicine.
1400 W. Washington, Ste. 230 Phoenix, AZ 85007
Office Hours Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00pm Except for State Holidays
Phone 602-542-8242 Fax 602-542-3093
State of Arizona
Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board
• Dr. Catherine Walker, ND – Chair
• Dr. Bruce Sadilek , ND – Vice Chair
• Amanda A. Reeve - Secretary / Treasurer, Public Member
• Dr. John Eldridge, NMD – Physician Member
• Page C. Gonzales – Public Member
Disclosure Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board will be posted.
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board hereby states that all notices of the meetings of the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted at the office of the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board at 1400 W. Washington Phoenix Arizona 85007. This location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for legal holidays and State mandated furlough days. The above notices for all meetings will also be posted on the Board's website at www.aznd.gov under board meetings. Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting. Meetings are bi-monthly and meet on the second Thursday of the month Meegings start at 1:00 pm unles otherwise stated. We may meet more frequently on a as needed basis.
AVOID EXPIRATION OF YOUR MEDICAL LICENSE
AVOID EXPIRATION OF YOUR CERTIFICATE
AVOID A LATE FEE
Always Renew On Time. Reminders are emailed to our licensees and certificate holders as a courtesy. It is the responsibility of the licensee or certificate holder to renew in a timely manner.
Medical License: Expires December 31 of each year.
Certificate to Dispense: Expires July 1 of each year.
Naturopathic Medical Assistant Certificate: Expires July 1 of each year.
Certificate to Conduct a Preceptorship Program: Expires July 1 of each year.
Certificate to Engage in a Preceptorship Program: Expires July 1 of each year. Maximum two year term.
Clinical Training Certificate: Expires 1 year from the Issue date.
WALLET CARD NOTICE
The State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board no longer issues wallet cards. A physician’s website profile is the most reliable way to verify current license status.ANID-186
NO LONGER A FEE FOR LICENSE OR CERTFICATE COPIES
PLEASE NOTE: THE MEDICAL LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE TO DISPENSE ARE NO LONGER ADDRESS SPECIFIC. TO CHANGE AN ADDRESS / OR PRINT A DUPLICATE LICENSE, GO TO Print License Copy Tab. ENTER YOUR LICENSE NUMBER AND THE LAST 4 DIGITS OF YOUR SS # TO PROCEED WITH THE REQUEST.ANID-185
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Physicians are required to have 30 hours of continuing medical education each year. 10 hours of the required 30 hours must be in pharmacology. 8 hours of the required 30 hours must be from programs pproved by one or more of the following organizations. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians or any of its constituent organizations,the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, or any naturopathic licensing authority in the United States or Canada.Please referemce R4-18-205 under the rules sectionANID-188
HOW TO VERIFY A LICENSE
Click on the Physician Search tab located on the left hand side menu. Submit the correct search criteria and hit enter. You can check for contact information by clicking on the detail bar.
If you would like to check for disciplinary action, search for the physician name in the Disciplinary Actions tab located on the top menu bar and click on Board Actions.ANID-189
A.R.S.32-3211. Medical records; protocol; unprofessional conduct; corrective action; exemptions
(A.) A health professional must prepare a written protocol for the secure storage, transfer and access of the medical records of the health professional's patients. At a minimum the protocol must specify: (1.) If the health professional terminates or sells the health professional's practice and the patient's medical records will not remain in the same physical location, the procedure by which the health professional shall notify each patient in a timely manner before the health professional terminates or sells the health professional's practice in order to inform the patient regarding the future location of the patient's medical records and how the patient can access those records. ( 2.) The procedure by which the health professional may dispose of unclaimed medical records after a specified period of time and after the health professional has made good faith efforts to contact the patient. (3.) How the health professional shall timely respond to requests from patients for copies of their medical records or to access their medical records. (B.) The protocol prescribed in subsection A of this section must comply with the relevant requirements of title 12, chapter 13, article 7.1 regarding medical records.(C.) A health professional shall indicate compliance with the requirements of this section on the health professional's application for relicensure in a manner prescribed by the health professional's regulatory board. (D.) A health professional who does not comply with this section commits an act of unprofessional conduct. (E.) In addition to taking disciplinary action against a health professional who does not comply with this section, the health professional's regulatory board may take corrective action regarding the proper storage, transfer and access of the medical records of the health professional's patients. For the purposes of this subsection, corrective action does not include taking possession or management of the medical records. (F.) For the purposes of this section, health professional does not include a veterinarian. (G.)This section does not apply to a health professional who is employed by a health care institution as defined in section 36-401 that is responsible for the maintenance of the medical records.
A.R.S.12-2297. Retention of records
(A.) Unless otherwise required by statute or by federal law, a health care provider shall retain the original or copies of a patient's medical records as follows: (1.) If the patient is an adult, for at least six years after the last date the adult patient received medical or health care services from that provider. (2.) If the patient is a child, either for at least three years after the child's eighteenth birthday or for at least six years after the last date the child received medical or health care services from that provider, whichever date occurs later. (3.) Source data may be maintained separately from the medical record and must be retained for six years from the date of collection of the source data. (B. )When a health care provider retires or sells the provider's practice the provider shall take reasonable measures to ensure that the provider's records are retained pursuant to this section. (C.) A person who is licensed pursuant to title 32 as an employee of a health care provider is not responsible for storing or retaining medical records but shall compile and record the records in the customary manner. (D.) A nursing care institution as defined in section 36-401 shall retain patient records for six years after the date of the patient's discharge. For a minor, the nursing care institution shall retain the records for three years after the patient reaches eighteen years of age or for six years after the date of the patient's discharge, whichever date occurs last.ANID-184
Medical Marijuana CME Offered
The State of Arizona Department of Health Services is offering Continuing Medical Education on the subject of Medical Marijuana. We encourage our physicians to take full advantage of the educational benefits DHS has to offer. For details, please click on the Medical Marijuana menu tab located on the left side of the home page. Click on the title "Letter from DHS".ANID-192
Non-disciplinary Actions Removed from Board Website
The State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board has removed from its website all non-disciplinary actions taken by the Board against physicians’ licenses. Non-disciplinary actions include Letters of Concern and Non-disciplinary Orders for Continuing Medical Education. Removal of these actions was required by changes to state law, A.R.S. §32-3214.
Copies of non-disciplinary actions that have been taken within the past five years will still be available by written request to the Board office. In addition, the Board’s minutes will still contain the Board’s action in issuing non-disciplinary actions. Minutes are available on the Board’s website, free of charge for viewing or printing.
Disciplinary actions will continue to be published on the Board's website.ANID-191
The Following Reporting Statutes Apply
A.R.S. §32-3203. On receipt of a malpractice report and a copy of a malpractice complaint as provided in section 12-570, the health profession regulatory board shall initiate an investigation into the matter to determine if the licensee is in violation of the statutes or rules governing licensure.
R4-18-111. Notice of Civil and Criminal Actions (A.) A person licensed or certified by the Board shall, within 10 days of receipt, notify the Board of any notice,subpoena, summons, or receipt of complaint, whether civil or criminal, arising directly or indirectly out of theperson's conduct of the person's professional activities. (B. )To provide notice to the Board a person licensed or certified by the Board shall provide either a photocopy or facsimile copy of the notice or other service or a letter advising the Board of the nature of the cause of action allegations made, and the date, time, and place where appearance is required.
If charged with a criminal violation the following statues apply:
32-3208. Criminal charges; mandatory reporting requirements; civil penalty
(A. )A health professional who has been charged with a misdemeanor involving conduct that may affect patient safety or a felony after receiving or renewing a license or certificate must notify the health professional's regulatory board in writing within ten working days after the charge is filed. (B.) An applicant for licensure or certification as a health professional who has been charged with a misdemeanor involving conduct that may affect patient safety or a felony after submitting the application must notify the regulatory board in writing within ten working days after the charge is filed. (C.) On receipt of this information the regulatory board may conduct an investigation. (D.) A health professional who does not comply with the notification requirements of this section commits an act of unprofessional conduct. The health professional's regulatory board may impose a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars in addition to other disciplinary action it takes. (E. )The regulatory board may deny the application of an applicant who does not comply with the notification requirements of this section. (F.) On request a health profession regulatory board shall provide an applicant or health professional with a list of misdemeanors that the applicant or health professional must report.
MISDEMEANOR STATE VIOLATIONS REPORTABLE UNDER ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES (A.R.S.) § 32-3208
The following are the categories and types of misdemeanor offenses that have been determined to affect patient safety and are reportable under A.R.S. § 32-3208 by a licensee or license applicant. Other misdemeanors reportable under A.R.S. § 32-3208 besides those specifically listed below include any comparable charges filed against an Arizona licensee or license applicant by any other state, territory or country.
I. CRIMINAL STATUTES
A. Preparatory Offenses are reportable when charged in connection with any of the criminal misdemeanors listed as reportable under A.R.S. § 32-3208. § 13-1001 Attempt, § 13-1002 Solicitation, § 13-1003 Conspiracy, § 13-1004 Facilitation
B. Personal Offenses: Assult: § 13-1201 Endangerment, § 13-1202 Threatening, § 13-1203 Assault.
Kidnapping: §13-1303 Unlawful Imprisonment
Sexual: § 13-1402 Indecent Exposure,§ 13-1403 Public Sexual Indecency
C. Property Offenses,Theft: § 13-1802 Theft, § 13-1805 Shoplifting, § 13-1806 Unlawful Failure to Return Rental or Lease Property, §13-1807 Issuing a Bad Check
Forgery: § 13-2005 Obtaining a Signature by Deception
Fraud: § 13-2103 Receipt of Anything of Value by Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, § 13-2105 Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, § 13-2106 Possession of Machinery, Plate, Contrivance, or Incomplete Credit Card, § 13-2108 Fraud by Person Authorized toProvide Goods or Services, § 13-2109 Credit Card Transaction Record Theft, § 13-2202 Deceptive Business Practices, § 13-2203 False Advertising
Perjury: § 13-2704 Unsworn Falsification,
Interfering with Judicial Process: § 13-2902 Simulating Legal Process
D. Public Order Offenses: § 13-2904 Disorderly Conduct, § 13-2905 Loitering, § 13-2906 Obstruction of Highway or Other Public Thoroughfare, § 13-2908 Criminal Nuisance, § 13-2910 Cruelty to Animals, § 13-2916 Use of Telephone to Terrify, Intimidate, Threaten, Harass, Annoy, or Offend, § 13-2921 Harassment, § 13-2924 Unlawful Solicitation of Tort Victims
E. Weapons and Explosives: § 13-3102 Misconduct Involving Weapons, § 13-3103 Misconduct Involving Explosive, § 13-3107 Unlawful Discharge of Firearm, § 13-3110 Misconduct Involving Simulated Explosive
F. Prostitution : § 13-3214
G. Drug Offense: § 13-3403 Possession or Sale of Toxic Releasing Substance, § 13-3403.01 Nitrous Oxide Containers; Sale to Minors, § 13-3403.02 Nitrous Oxide, Selling or Giving to Underage Person, § 13-3404.01 Possession or Sale of Precursor Chemicals, Regulated Chemicals, Substances or Equipment, § 13-3406 Possession, Use, Administration, Acquisition, Sale, Manufacture or Transportation of Prescription-only Drugs, § 13-3407 Possession, Use, Administration, Acquisition, Sale, Manufacture or Transportation of Dangerous Drugs, § 13-3415 Possession, Manufacture, Delivery, Advertisement of Drug Paraphernalia, § 13-3456 Possession or Possession with Intent to Use Imitation Controlled Substance, § 13-3457 Possession or Possession with Intent to Use Imitation Prescription-only Drug, § 13-3458 Possession or Possession with Intent to Use Imitation Over-the-Counter Drug, § 13-3459 Manufacture of Certain Substances or Drugs by Certain Means
H. Family Offenses: § 13-3613 Contributing to Delinquency, § 13-3619 Permitting Life, Health or Morals of Minor to be Imperiled by Neglect, Abuse or Immoral Associations, § 13-3620 Duty to Report Non-accidental Injuries, Physical Neglect, and Denial or Deprivation of Necessary Medical or Surgical Care or Nourishment of Minors; Duty to Make Medical Records Available
I. Miscellaneous Offenses: § 13-3706 Failure to Procure or Exhibit a Business License, § 13-3713 Consideration for Referral of Patient, Client or Customer, § 13-3806 Duty of Physician or Attendant Upon Treating Certain Wounds
II. CIVIL STATUTES
A. Livestock Offenses:§ 3-1294 Improperly Maintaining a Stallion or Jack, § 3-1302 Taking Animal Without Consent of Owner, § 3-1312 Transporting Equine in a Cruel Manner,§ 3-1342 Alteration of Certificate or Record of Inspection,§ 3-1748 Tuberculosis Control, § 3-1776 Brucellosis Control
B. Boating and Water sports Offenses: § 5-395, § 5-395.01 Operating or Actual Physical Control of Motorized Watercraft While Intoxicated, § 5-397 Operating or Actual Physical Control of Motorized Watercraft Under the Extreme Influence of Intoxicating Liquor
C. Animal Control Offenses: § 11-1019 Any violation of §§ 11-1101 through -1120 is a Class 2 Misdemeanor
D. Insurance Offenses: § 20-458 Fraudulent Statement in Application
E. Transportation Offenses: § 28-1381 Driving or Actual Physical Control While Under the Influence, § 28-1382 Driving or Actual Physical Control While Under the Extreme Influence, § 28-1388 Blood and Breath Test, § 28-8282 §28- 8242 Aircraft Operation Under the Influence
F. Public Health and Safety Offenses: § 36-517 Cruelty to Mentally Disordered Person, § 36-630 Any violation of §§ 36-621 through -631 re: Contagious Diseases is a Class 3 Misdemeanor, § 36-666 Any violation of §§ 36-661 through -669 re: Communicable Disease Information is a Class 3 Misdemeanor, § 36-737 Any violation of §§ 36-711 through -738 re: Tuberculosis Control is a Class 3Misdemeanor: § 36-2271 Consent of Parents Required for Surgical Procedures upon Minor
G. Miscellaneous Fraudulent Practice Offenses,§ 44-1211 Fraudulent Conveyance or other Transaction with Intent to Defraud, § 44-1212 False Report to Principal by Agent, § 44-1213 Issuance of Get Rich Quick Contract, § 44-1214 Increased Weight of Goods Sold in Container, § 44-1217 Fraud on Creditors by Removal, Sale, or Concealment of Property, § 44-1221 Deceptive Use of Name
H. Adult Protective Offenses: § 46-454 Duty to Report Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation of Incapacitated or Vulnerable Adults, § 46-455 Permitting Life or Health of Incapacitated or Vulnerable Adult to be Endangered by Neglect
Other misdemeanors reportable under A.R.S. § 32-3208 in addition to the above include any charges filed against an Arizona licensee or license applicant under the code or ordinances of any city, town or municipality involving: 1. Sexual offenses, 2. Intoxicants or drugs of any kind, 3. Assault, 4. Theft